cephalexin

Adult
Uses
  • bacterial Infections (bone/joint/ear/genitourinary/respiratory tracts/skin/soft tissue) (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • beta-hemolytic streptococcal and pneumococcal infections, renal impairment
Drug interactions
  • probenecid, metformin
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • diarrhea
  • allergic reactions
  • dyspepsia
  • gastritis
  • abdominal pain
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
250mg
Monitoring
  • renal function tests in elderly
Source of Suggestion
WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (Added on August, 2015 )